On Thursday, March 10th, WDAV wrapped up its Spring 2011 Membership Campaign – 9 hours earlier than expected and more than $11,000 over goal! Thank you to all the volunteers who answered phones. To all the restaurants who donated meals. To all the guests who joined us on-the-air. And to the 1,403 people who are investing more than $196,000 to lend their support to WDAV and classical public radio in this region.
Thank you for making WDAV”s 2010 Fall Membership Campaign one of our very best ever. 1,336 contributions, 313 new members, supporting, saluting and sustaining classical public radio to the tune of more than $200,000. Check-out across the globe that gave to WDAV during this campaign. WDAV and wdav.org are here for you on-the-air and online twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Thank you for being there for us!
I am more excited about WDAV than ever before. Let me tell you why:
I joined the board of WDAV around 1998. During my early years on the board, I had no idea how radio in general or our station in particular worked. I had been a WDAV listener (and I think a WDAV member) since around 1983.
Thank you to the hundreds of listeners who answered WDAV”s call to end our fiscal year “out of the red, into the black, and onward to the future.” You responded by contributing $50,880 to WDAV”s cause in three whirlwind days!
At many stations, an end-of-year fund drive can sound like pure drudgery. But you heard – and responded – to something different on WDAV. Our staff, our wonderful volunteers and our listeners share a passion for the music. And you heard that passion, that commitment to what we do, come through loud and clear. It”s in the voices of our hosts, the eyes of our volunteers, in the dollars – and in the remarkable, touching, meaningful comments from our listeners. Lots of first-time members commented with glee about helping us meet those hourly pledge goals. And many of you gave a second (or even third!) gift for this fiscal year, because you know how important it is for WDAV to finish the year on solid financial footing.
Thank you for making the community of WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio bigger and stronger than it has ever been. We are humbled by your generosity and inspired by your commitment to this great classical music of the Carolinas.
And remember: On-air campaigns account for just half of WDAV”s critical operating funds. So if you didn”t get a chance to contribute yet, you can still or call 877-333-8990 during business hours anytime before June 30th!
New members to WDAV have pushed us over the half-way mark! On Day 2 of this abbreviated end-of-year fund-raising campaign, WDAV has already raised $25,000 — thank you!
And don”t forget: until 7 p.m. tonight, new members who give more than $35 receive a special gift CD from WDAV supporters and classical musicians Bob Teixeira and Tanja Bechtler.
If you haven”t already given a financial gift this year, make today the day. Regardless of the amount you give, please give to WDAV. Call us at 1-877-333-8990 or anytime. Do your part to support classical music in the Carolinas. Thank you!
If you have yet to make your first gift to WDAV, this is a bonus day for you!
Between noon and 7 p.m. this afternoon, new members who give more than $35 receive a special gift CD from WDAV supporters and classical musicians Bob Teixeira and Tanja Bechtler.
Bob and Tanja urge you to give today by calling WDAV at 1-877-333-8990 or at WDAV”s secure website.
Take this first, important step and do your part to assure that classical public radio stays strong in our community. Become a first-time donor to WDAV today!
On Day 1 of our short end-of-year on-air campaign, WDAV”s supporters have given more than $14,000 — thank you!
If you haven”t already given a financial gift this year, now is the time. Regardless of the amount you give, please give today to WDAV. Until 7 PM, you can call us at 1-877-333-8990 or . Do your part to support classical music in the Carolinas. Thank you!